Devens Seeks Housing Developer

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Apr 1, 2013, 1:43 pm EDT

Boston Business Journal

By: Thomas Grillo, Real Estate Editor

One year after voters rejected a Boston developer’s $83 million plan to convert the former Fort Devens barracks into 246 units of affordable apartments for seniors and veterans, MassDevelopment is seeking bids to build homes on another section of the 4,400-acre former military base.

MassDevelopment, the agency in charge of redeveloping the base that closed in 1996, will issue a request for qualifications for a 70-acre site dubbed “Grant Road” on April 9. Allowed uses include single-, two-, and multi-family properties as well as elder housing, nursing homes and municipal uses. The agency expects 120 units of housing to build on the parcel. Under the re-use plan, 25 percent of the units will be reserved for low- and moderate- income wage earners. The minimum lot size is 15,000 square feet.

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